ARPANSA has measured radiofrequency (RF) exposure from Wi-Fi and other sources across 23 schools in Victoria and New South Wales, Australia

ARPANSA reports the measurements were conducted in two locations in the schools (a classroom or library inside and the school playground) during school times.

The study, which has been published in Radiation Protection Dosimetry showed that the typical RF exposure of children from Wi-Fi in schools is extremely low and this study should provide reassurance to the public according to lead author Assistant Director, Dr Ken Karipidis.

The typical Wi-Fi exposure levels in locations occupied by children were found to be much lower than the limits of the Australian Standard, for example the typical exposure from Wi-Fi inside the classroom was 0.0002% of the Standard (out of 100% allowable).

“This study, alongside similar international ones, show that the levels of exposure to RF EME from Wi-Fi are very low and are not expected to adversely affect the health of children or the general population,” said Assistant Director, Dr Ken Karipidis.

More information on the survey is available on the ARPANSA web site